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  • Grasshopper item sprite
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Bait Power10%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research5 required

The Grasshopper is a type of critter that can be found when destroying grass plants. Grasshopper has only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

Grasshopper can be caught with any Bug Net to be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Grasshopper Cage). Once crafted, the Grasshopper cannot be released again.

Grasshopper can be used as bait for fishing, with 10% bait power.

Grasshopper can be spawned by the Grasshopper Statue, however statue-spawned critters cannot be caught with any Bug Net, and will disappear in a puff of smoke when the player attempts to do so.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, there is a 0.25*1/400 (0.25%) chance for a Gold Grasshopper to spawn in place of an ordinary one.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Grasshopper CageGrasshopper CageBy Hand
Grasshopper StatueGrasshopper StatueHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist


Vegetation qualifying for Grasshopper spawns
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Short grass plants
Tall Grass Plants.png
Tall grass plants
  • The chance for a Grasshopper to spawn is 1*1/100 (1%) when destroying short grass plants, and 2*1/50 (2%) when destroying tall grass plants. It can only spawn if there are no more than 4 other Grasshoppers currently nearby.[1]


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Grasshopper: "It leaps tall blades of grass in a single bound. Fish are fairly attracted to these."



  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method KillTile_DropBait() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is